Skip to comments.Consumed column Iraqi 9th Armored Division (M1A1 Tanks captured or destroyed, with pics)
Posted on 07/13/2014 12:14:21 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
On Twitter, a photograph of a column of Iraqi forces defeated by the insurgents "Caliphate" (former Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in the western Iraqi province of Anbar.
Judging by the presence of tanks M1A1 "Abrams" - it was a column of the elite Iraqi 9th Armored Division (it is the only Iraqi army has these tanks in service), which forces the Iraqi government have strongly stretched over a very large area between the provinces of Anbar, Salah al-Din and Baghdad. From Iraq in recent months has been a lot of pictures of [destroyed] columns of the Iraqi army and the federal police, but this is the first time [that they] so badly ambushed a convoy of armored vehicles of 9th Division, so I decided to post a blog.
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Blogger English kind of not good, but message still come through. Not pretty.
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I don’t see any penetration holes. I remember back during the last Iraq war we had one Abrams that was penetrated, probably by one of Ivan’s AP Weapons. Never heard any more about it.
It’s a translation program, and yeah, the conversion to English is not good, but the pics say it all.
What browser are you using? I’m using Pale Moon, and they work fine for me.
Don’t see much damage on the tanks. Wonder what happened there. Maliki is said to have purged the Sunnis and put his own people in place. It’s possible that the replacements weren’t particularly adept at operating the tanks.
“THE STREET WITHOUT JOY”
How many of those tanks being airlifted to Moscow already?
I see little to no battle damage. These armored vehuicles were abandoned. Note that all weapons are mounted, no effort was made it appears to destroy/disable either vehicles or weapons. The IRQ Army has been busy equipping the “caliphate”.
Nothing like giving them usable M2 HB 50s and M113A3+ APCs, a few vey lethal (if known how to be used) M1A1s....
The west (NATO/Israel etc) is going to have to use careful TacAir to eliminate these combat multipliers. How do you think the ISIS rebels will attack and control Bagdad or other major metropolitan areas? The same we did-masses of armor that support masses of dismounted Infantry. The only thing they lack is C2I and air assets with weapons/sensors.... but soon, those F16s and AH64s/UH60s we left may be in play too.
Is this the one? http://www.rense.com/general44/what.htm
I believe reactive plates have since been added to the M1's skirting to help defend against such warheads.
We should be BOMBING THE LIVING CR*P OUT OF ISIS IN IRAQ!! Obama allowing them to spread across the region unchallenged is very telling. Obama's allegiance is to the Caliphate and America is in SERIOUS danger with him in the WH. America probably will not survive his presidency.. We are in our last days as it is now. Obama is 'browning' America with Central Americans, probably ISIS and God knows what else!!!.. Choking the white man out.. OBAMA, HOLDER, AND JEH JOHNSON HATE WHITE PEOPLE AND ARE AIDING AND ABETTING EVERYONE WHO THREATENS AMERICANS AROUND THE GLOBE.
That’s the story...
These stupid Iraqis are still putting tanks in the dumb-ass ‘’hull down’’ position!
Is “elite Iraqi” a self-canceling phrase?